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all over ukraine, and this morning, russian forces seized a ferry terminal in kerch, possible landing point for more troops. it's all raising fears that putin is on the verge of invading the rest of ukraine in an effort to rest control from opposition forces that ousted a pro-russian president, viktor yanukovych 10 days ago. the interim prime minister said we're on the brink of disaster. nbc's bill nealy has more on russia's latest military maneuvers. >> reporter: they're exerting their control here without firing a shot. there are no tanks here. this isn't hungary '56 or czechoslovakia. their control almost complete. in the last hour or two, two pieces of news, russian fighter jets have flown over the black sea. ukraine says that's a violation of its airspace. the russians testing and probing ukraine and the west. also, moscow has decided to build a huge bridge between here, crimea, and the russian mainland. they are almost literally bringing the two bits together, crimea pulling away almost literally from ukraine. >> almost trying to annex it. putin's aggression has set off alarm be
. because of the extraordinary situation in ukraine which represents a threat to the lines of russian citizens. our compatriots and a contingent of russian armed forces that kate is in the autonomous republic of crimea. according to an international treaty as stated in the constitution of the russian federation. why else the upper house of online for permission to use all forces in ukraine until the situation is stabilized the federation council unanimously approved the move that was specifically retreated back to the centers and the presidential spokesman. that's the deployment was optional depending on the severity of the threats to the russian nationals living in the crimea and the south east terrace result. ukraine is sending kids to iraq the president likes to react promptly. in case all infiltration of radical groups into those tight trees at the rock attacks on nationalistic radicals on the crutches or in a bout of soul continues to move to the ones that take place on the first of march in the crimea is happy to see that all white. the ny crummy refuses to recognize the duty to
installations into the center of the crimean capital itself. >> russian boots on the ground in ukraine. they're hiding their identities, their uniforms aren't marked. >> vladimir putin turned to a compliant russian parliament saturday to make it official. >> russia's parliament voted to approve the use of a russian force in ukraine. president putin asked for it. he got it unanimously. >> as the united nations huddled in emergency meetings over how to respond, tensions elsewhere in ukraine close to the russian border were rising. >> this was the scene this afternoon in ukraine's eastern city of kiev where tens of thousands of demonstrators were on the streets. >> more than 100 people were injured saturday in clashes between protesters and supporters of the new government in kiev. one group then stormed the local government building raising the russian flag. >> president obama spent a remarkable, intense 90 minutes on the phone with putin on saturday. by the next day, ukraine's new government had this message for the russian president. >> this is not the threat, this is actually the declaratio
on their uniforms... but some the vehicles have russian license plates. ukraine's prime minister is urging russian president valdimir putin to pull back. saying... "we are on the brk of disaster." here in the b area... demonstrators at the russian consulate in san francisco dismissed putin's pretext for military action. "thoughts that russian spea population seeks some kind protection from putin, i thk is propaganda, since i never heard of anybody who speaks russian being oppressed in ukraine, ever, and i lived e for 33 years." during the demonstration, cameras at the russian conse were watching. but no one was responding. authorities in oakland wanto know who set a man on fire n apartment complex.... killi him. the fire was set early yesty in a walkway on the side of building on 34th avenue. the same home where an elderly n was killed in a home invasi three weeks ago. neighbors heard a man scream, looked and saw his body covered in flames. all of highway 24 is back on this morning. cal-trans crews worked through the night to remove an 80-foot sign that stretched over the freeway. the old sign has
by vitac -- >>> next, a military storm. that's what ukraine says. russian is threatening tomorrow morning. president obama taking a long, hard look at what to do. can anything stop putin? >> plus, shocking the testimony in the trial of oscar pistorius. a witness describes blood-curdling screams on the night pistorius shot and murdered his girlfriend. >>> and what happens when a python meepts a crocodile? it's not pretty. it was down under. let's go "outfront." >> and good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, i want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. we begin with the breaking news the world is following tonight. president obama meeting with his top aides at the white house at this moment about the crisis in ukraine. this comes after rising tensions and russian's threat of what is a, quote, military storm. ukraine tonight accused in russia of an ultimatum. either surrender the crimean peninsula or face attack. rush state media saying reports of an ultimate -- ultimatum is rubbish. and these conflicting reports are just par
. there was no any reason. the russian federation. he needs ukraine and we believe. that all oppressed and talked. and the entire global community will support that every tool integrity and unity of ukraine. meanwhile the main town in the typical run into national flags and cons thousands take to the streets to decry the russian occupation willie mickey its independence cueto and yanukovich protest is demonstrated for months thousands rallied against russia the sunday taunting the ten pounds of ukraine well course went on to practise and now he tells us of what the mood is like in the iconic score the woods again this sunday tens of thousands of ukrainians appeal to independents way in central kiev. this is one of the biggest demonstrations in seeing it this year. but this time it's not a protest against the ukrainian government. it's a gathering for the peace and against what people did clearly seen as justified to russian aggression. i think i would go into my constant government is not against russia was against me that reaction. yet for the support them and us with tools to govern us right n
of the ukraine today. the russian president and u s had to stay. john kerry spoke out within hours of each half as they presented the world with the presence of events kerry's intervention came as he arrived in kiev to show support for the country's new leadership of the small role but financial. with the aid package including a billion dollars of energy subsidies then we can warn that his government was going up from the sanctions to impose and russia. as soon as this week so far the sanctions and diplomatic isolation appeared to be having little impact will be hearing from our reporters throughout the region often visible on the laces fuss moving to them while we still see me and putting them into the panic among the non ukrainian treat the nice in the green the emboldened by the team's presence. they seek to negotiate with the russian forces controlling and things the russian soldiers on meeting the times reported from time magazine present at the seams. eventually backed down. instead they have to await orders from moscow to how to proceed. it is judging into tin for the last time consequen
." back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> now for the latest on the crisis in ukraine. russian has agreed to nato's request to hold a special meeting in belgium today. that meeting will be to discuss the russian military invasion of ukraine's crimea region. meanwhile, u.s. secretary of state john kerry has a meeting of his own today to be held in france. he will speak with his russian counterpart, a foreign minister. >> president obama and i want to make it clear 20 russia and to everybody in the world that we are not seeking confrontation. >> last night president obama talked about a possibly resolution with german chancellor angela merkel. the proposal would allow russian troops to stay in crimea but only on their bases in that region. international monitors would ensure ethnic russians in ukraine are protected. >>> happening today, the family of a woman found dead in the stairway at san francisco general hospital will file a formal claim against the city. lynne spalding's family is demanding an unspecified amount of money but in the past, they have indicated they want the hospital and
in a southern russian city and that is significant because it connections to russia and ukraine and saying he felt he needed to come and seek rev refugee in russia because he had threats for his life. he took time out to blame the west for the situation that the ukraine is in. >> fully place responsibility upon those who brought our country to this crisis and i would say to this cast disaster. they are to blame for that and those who now in power and those of who today command them in my dawn, invisible, visible, behind the scenes and the west, the united states of america, who patrons. >> that echoes what we have been hearing in russia. we have heard the foreign ministry and kremlin saying that the crisis is sponsored by the west. that is condemnation in russia about what is happening in ukraine. there are deep concerns. russia assist militaryized along the border and thinking that is a lot of rattling and those exercises were already orders, never theless it is making people nervous and nato a watching those exercises. in addition to the border regions and the relationship between russia an
- as russian forces gather, we have moscow's perspective on the crisis in ukraine. >> roger federer turns back the clock in dubai. details in sport. >> hello. the headlines - ukraine's military chief is calling up reserves wanting them to be combat ready. unidentified groups are patrolling buildings in ukraine's crimea. >> president obama told vladimir putin moscow is violating ukraine's sovereignty. in a 90 minute call vladimir putin reserved the right to protect russian interests in ukraine. >> a number of people killed in a knife attack in a railway station in south-west china rose to 33. the attack was carried out by a separatist group. >> the international crisis surrounding ukraine is a combination of unrest in the country. in november the president viktor yanukovych abrutally abandons a trade deal in favour of closer ties with moscow. it prompts mass demonstrations. pr e.u. protesters started to occupy city hall. in january the ukrainian parliament passed strict anti-protest laws. this fuels the opposition movement. the conflict turns deadly when the live ammunition kills two protesters
." the prime minister of ukraine says his country is "on the brink of disaster." this as russian troops are in crimea and in response, and the united states condemns what it is calling an act of aggression. earlier on "state of the union," ukraine's ambassador to the u.n. said his country will need military help from other nations. >> we are to demonstrate that we have our own capacity to protect ourselves as it was decided today in the parliament and we are preparing to defend ourselves. and nationally if aggravation is going in that way, when the russian troops, they are enlarging their quantity with every coming hour, naturally we will ask for military support and other kind of support. >> russia says it reserves the right to use force to protect its military personnel and russians citizens in crimea. in response to the crisis, the united states, great britain, and france are suspending their participation in prep talks for the g-8 sum russia will host in june. to our guests in just a moment, but first cnn's ian lee in the ukrainian capital kiev. ian, we are hearing about a new incur
the russians personally and directly if they interfered in ukraine, if that were the case. if we put them in nato, then we're all the way on the front lines ourselves. why would this country want to bring our front all the way to the border between ukraine and russia? what would be the national interest in doing that? >> i have to make a generalization. what we're witnessing in this crisis in ukraine, and essentially, it's moving the old metaphorical curtain in berlin right to russia's borders. if it stay there's, my kids, grandkids are going to have to live with it, and it's going to be more dangerous than the last cold war. what this represents is a collapse of bipartisan american policy towards russia. and therefore everyone, hadley and all the rest who are centrally involved in implementing this policy are trying to make it go away by doing one of two things. blame only putin. only putin is responsible. he may be hitler or even worse, and say let's fight. and you can't bring ukraine into nato unless you change the rules, because no country that doesn't control its own territory can be
is identified. it does not just say citizen of ukraine. under their plans it would say jew, russian or pole. what a retrograde, creepy, disturbing move that would be. and of course they have called for at pollution of ukrainian--excuse me, of crimeaen a to autonomy. so they do have worry to have people like this in the ukrainian government. putin has gone so far exaggera exaggerating the dangers, but there is something there to take account of the settlement. >> robert english, thank you for being with us from los angeles, and remember for all the latest events coming out of ukraine and the rest of today's headlines you can follow us on twitter. >>> president obama is in connecticut today pushing for an increase in the minimum wage. he is expected to speak within the hour. mike viqueira is at washington, d.c. now, and mike, when do we expect to hear from the president? >> reporter: the prospects are dim for what the president wants. he backed that bill in the senate to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 up from its current $7.25. the prospects are dim because the congressional office a couple
russian citizens in ukraine. in fact, "the new york times" reported this week that russian tourists have been sent to eastern ukraine where they are stirring up anger and resentment against the ukrainian government in kiev. arguing that russia can militarily invade another country any time, to protect russian people is an ominous suggestion that raises alarms for independent sovereign nations all along the russian borders and also raises the chapters of history back in the middle of the 20th century, which we need not recount here in detail. one need only look at the two regions of georgia that have been militarily occupied by russia since 2008. russia continues to illegally occupy these areas and has erected fences along administrative lines and permanent military bases in violation of the cease-fire agreement negotiated with the european union. now, i have been there myself and i have seen the deeply troubling permanent bases and boundary fences in georgia. the president of the republic of georgia came to see me the day after the final ceremonies at sochi at the olympic ceremonies, and
news in ukraine with escalating tensions between ukraine russians and ethnic russians there. pro russian protestors forced their way into a building. >> abc news reporter travers has latest. . >> i think the strong condemnation from countries around the world indicates the greater wish of russia is on the wrong side of history on this. >> russian forces are now settling in. armored vehicles line streets. russian navy ships brought in support. >> this is potential to been a war in the heart of europe. >> so far, russian president putin has not blinked. it seems unlikely any of the threats from the international community will deter him. today he was seen in western russia observing military exercises the new ukrainian government indicated it has no military options on the table. >> we would like to keep good neighboring relations with others in russia. >> the obama administration is working all possible angles. secretary of state john kerry leaves tonight for kiev. vice president biden called the russian prime minister today, urging russia to start with the white house called a me
, justin, thank you. >>> concerns growing this morning over russia's invasion of the ukraine. russian troops in unmarked uniforms continue to pour into the crimea area. boycotts have been threatened. the white house has ruled out military action. secretary of state john kerry is traveling to ukraine tomorrow. >>> tensions also rising on the korean peninsula. for the second time in days, north korea has fired off missiles as the u.s. and south korea conduct military exercises in the region. the two missiles, launched separately, traveled for about 200 miles before landing in the sea. north korea has condemned the joint military maneuvers by the u.s. and south korea. >>> all right with the crisis in ukraine and north korea, president obama spends time on the mideast today. he meets with benjamin netanyahu at the white house. mr. obama says it's time for israel to make peace with the palestinians. or there could be fallout. netanyahu says he won't give in to pressure. >>> at the white house, police arrested nearly 400 demonstrators, mostly college students, two strapped themselves to a f
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and the oscar goes to ... >> we begin with the ongoing crisis and reports of russian intervention in ukraine. ukrainian leaders accuse russia of staging and armed invasion friday after uniformed men took up positions where the black sea naval fleet is based. flights in and out of the region have been cancelled. the air space is closed. the u.s. coast guard in crimea is bokd b blocked by russian navies. security and permitted under bilateral agreements. deposed president viktor yanukovych held a press conference, blamed his ousting on a military coup. >>> after more military mooch moves by russia were alleged president obama told reporters the united states was deeply concerned by reports of russian military movements in ukraine. >> it would be a clear violation of russia's commitment to respect the independence sovereignty and borders of ukraine and of international laws and indeed the united states will sand with the intrucial community in frirming -- international in affirming that there will be consequences in ukraine. >> nick schifrin, good to have you on the show. says russia is trying
allowed to film the meeting, despite initial russian opposition. ukraine's ambassador appealed to the international community. >> translator: we call upon the security council to do everything possible now to stop a direction by the russian federation against ukraine. there is still a chance. >> early this morning the russian doma acted to authorize the use of military force in ukraine, this is as dangerous as it is destabilizing. we are deeply disturbed by reports this morning of russian military intervention in to crimea. this intervention is without legal basis, indeed it violates russia's commitment to protect the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of ukraine. >> reporter: russia's ambassador present aheapresented a very dit version of event and put the claim directly on the e.u. for creating that situation. >> why did this problem need to result in demonstrations? why is it that these street demonstrations need to be encouraged from abroad? encourage from people from the e.u. >> reporter: while the security council met. president obama called president put
and their families. >> into hello again. the top stories op al jazeera. the pro-russian leader of the ukraine's crimea region is taking control of military and the police. he's asking russia's president vladimir putin for help. unidentified soldiers regarding roads leading to the parliament building. international concern for the crisis in ukraine is growing. russia warned against military intervention in crimea. the u.n. security council called for urgent mediation. >> in venezuela there has been confrontation between security forces and anti-government protesters. students in caracas threw petrol bombs at police, who responded with tear gas. >> the crisis in ukraine. alexi is a political analyst and says russia is flexing its muscles in the region. >> it would be too risky for russia to start large-scale conflict in ukraine. i would like to stress that there's no mention about civil war in the ukraine. ukrainian parliament is legitimate. it's a new government that is legitimate. the company is integral. there's no risk of civil war. what russia is provoking now, in crimea, is actuality the
to happen in the future of the government of ukraine, we reserve the right to go further into russian ukraine. he's really giving no evidence of that. i think what he's really saying is, i don't like the way things have gone in ukraine and if it continues to go this way, we may use further measures in order to make sure ukraine doesn't go in an anti-russian direction. >> i want to bring phil black into the conversation as well. you've been listening to this press conference, we'll call it. from the very beginning. what you really here is a steadfast vladimir putin also saying at one point that this is a humanitarian mission on the part of russia. what do you take from it all? >> absolutely not backing down. the other point to take that the actions from here are still quite open-ended. it may not be the end. despite that, it's difficult to quite understand why. he seems to be drawing a distinction between this and actual military action. he says that there hasn't been any need for that yet. without any clear understanding of how they can say the occupation is not yet actual military fo
to the russians, but also for the ukrainians to do so. >> we're doing everything to bring russia and ukraine in to direct contact with each other and make sure the governments are talking to each other, which the russians have not been willing to do at a senior level in recent days. >> reporter: all of this suggest there is a willingness for dialogue. russia considers the new russia in kiev ill legitimate, the southwest going out of its way to help that government. >> the package combined could bring an overall support of at least 11 billion euros over the next couple of years from european budget and the financial institutions. it is designed to assist the new ukrainian government. >> reporter: governments had originally come here to discussion the syrian war. but even that has been other shadowed by events in ukraine. >> the crisis in ukraine has strained relations between nato members and russia. simon joins us now. what is nato's strategy in regards to ukraine? >> i think specifically today it is to make sure that wherever the russians turn, in this case in about an hour the russian amba
of developments in ukraine. president obama tells russian president vladimir putin to stay out of ukraine. this comes after russian troops occupied key airports. americans should put off any nonessential travel to ukraine. mean while the president is considering whether it will head to the g-8 summit in sochi. in venezuela, the death toll is rising as protester clash with police there. officers claim the man was a thief. people are protesting things like inflation, crime and shortages of many basic goods. meantime you could see protesters outside the white house today, the protesters are going to a call for peace in venezuela. organizers have told everyone to dress in black. the event's facebook page says the demonstration will be a peaceful one. >>> also happening today, a public celebration for late teacher and coach who led one high school football team for almost half a century. he will be remembered at a celebration of life event today. for 43 years, harville coached football leading the team to two titles. today's event starts at 3:00. >>> chopper 3 was high above when firefighters
unanimously approved sending troops to ukraine. russian military trucks and soldiers are already making their presence very well known in the crimea capital. they are taking control of the airports there and they are putting their black sea fleet on high alert. president obama's warning will will be cost if russia decides on military intervention. the kremlin is now expected to expected to recall the u.s. ambassador to the u.s. ukraine's interim president is bracing for military action calling for an emergency meeting of the security chief. some of those members are now calling for a general military mobilization after russia's announcement as foreign ministers in the eu schedule an emergency meeting of their own in brussels, belgium. that's expected to take place on monday. i'm jamie colby. i will have the latest coverage at 1:00 p.m. eastern on the fox news channel inside america's news headquarters. >>> some residents in california on edge this week after a threaten grag petey was spray painted on several homes and a car like these bashing the so-called 1%. this one saying "kill peop
night.march 2nd, ukraine. russian troops surround ukrainian military facilitators in crimea. the ukrainian prime minister calls it a declaration of war. secretary of state john kerry issues a new warning to russia next on pbs "newshour weekend." >> pbs "newshour weekend" is made possible by louis b. and louise coleman. judy and josh westin. the walloch family, rosalynn p. wa.
and there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> russian troops move into crimea as the interim government accuses the kremlin of an invasion. what happens now? we'll have a live report. and the chair of the house intelligence committee, mike rogers, joins us with the latest. only on "fox news sunday". >>> then a new investigation into irs targeting of conservative groups. we'll tal
that is? would you have seen this russian incursion into crimea if ukraine was in nato and do you expect in the wake of what's happened here for many more joining? >> it would trigger nato involvement in the crisis. this would be a political decision and a very momentous to bring nato up to the border. it would get flood mile an hour putin's attention. >> let me ask you this. russian troops who took part in recent games are still in the field and haven't returned to the barracks. should that worry the u.s.? do you think those exercises could be a smoke screen or is this something that really the use shouldn't read into? >> i think we should be worried. crimea is the first step and there plenty of russians in the senior parts of ukraine where russia could deploy and slice off. >>s of ukraine. slice off parts of georgia with that country. this is very serious. we shouldn't expect crimea to be part of the crisis. this is not unlike nazi germany and the cessation of the plan and ethnic speaking germans and an area that will be given to the czechoslovakia by the treaty of 1919, 20 years befor
. it ended his enjoy after he was threatened. >> in more ports of ukraine, russian flag flies high. demonstrators seized a government building in eastern city the country still in unrest russia continues to he deny forces are theirs the bases now under siege, their naval war ships blocked in port. one resident called it peaceful, and tense. it's a volatile situation. he was reportedly threatened by gunmen. ukraine's new prime minister said crimea belongs to ukraine. >> what happened in crimea is un-constitutional, and resembles to me, a coup. >> the u.s. and al guys agree but diplomats signals options are limited. >> russia made a choichls we've stated that we believe it is the wrong choice, we're sxhit xhited to working with russia. >> the white house says u.s. military action is not on the table, so far, russia is not showing signs of backing down. hillary clinton clarified comments comparing russian president putin's move to adolf hitler's actions in 1930s here is what she said in long beach last night. >> all of germans that were, you know, ethnic germans, what were in places l
into the ukraine today. sources tell us approximately 2,000 russian troops may have landed at a military base near the city. ukraine special representative described it as an armed invasion, an occupation. president obama issued this warning from the white house. >> just days after the world came to russia for the olympic games and would invite the condemnation of nations around the world. and indeed the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> the troops that took over two airports and the television station in cremlia russian ambassador to the u.n. appeared dismissive. >> is russia willing to militarily intervene in ukraine to achieve your political goals? [ laughter ] this is -- really, even the question is aggravating. >> rush sharks of course, sits on the security council and will veto any condemnation of its alleged actions in ukraine. we also are hearing that president obama may, in fact, cancel an upcoming visit to sochi for the g-8 summit. is he talking to europe leaders scheduled to take p
. >> crimea isn't really on the transit group, however, the east ukraine, a lot of russian speakers there, if the kremlin seeks to broaden those conflict, we could see fireworks in terms of energy prices here in europe. >> europe depends heavily on russian natural gas. europe has tried to diversify away from russian energy by investing in pipe lines to the caspian sea and north africa, and exploiting gas fields in norway, but growth in demand for natural gas will eat up much of the supply. >> because the domestic supplies from these critical producers are declining, really the pipeline supplies that will be available for europe will be largely from russian gas. >> european leaders understand this, and that's why they are calling for dialogue with, not sanctions against russia. any disruption to energy supplies to europe would hurt russia too. it receives about half of its budget revenue from sales of oil and gas, however, the leverage russia holds is clear, the energy markets are on edge because of the conflict, but what else is a stake for russia's neighbors and more importantly for the
military bases across the crimean region. russian troop haves taken over the area after ukraine's pro russian president was ousted last week. so far the troops have met with almost no resistance. the obama administration calls the invasion an incredible act of aggression but says a military response is not an option. instead, the u.s. and its allies are threatening vladimir putin with canceled trade deals and economic sanctions. former cia deputy director says president obama's credibility is at stake. >> the things that we've done already are pretty weak and putin will see them as weak. the only thing that vladimir putin understands is tough. >> officials here at the united nations are looking at options to stop the crisis from escalating. the deputy secretary general to the u. n. was sent to ukraine last night to assess the situation. the secretary of state john kerry will meet with members of ukraine's new government in the capital city of kiev tomorrow. the obama administration says it is ready to work with other countries to provide support for ukraine's broken economy. alexis ch
of russians military might against all the tensions over ukraine, very similar to the show of power in the war games. russia, of course, still saying they may respond or they intend to respond to the situation, the tensions over ukraine. this can very much be playing into that sort of scenario. >> all of this on a day when the white house and secretary of state both condemning actions so far. it appears while everyone sells calling for calm, the russians have doubled down. >> very much so, we heard some very strong language from vladimir putin as well. a day when there's been a lot of statements being made from the white house to the state department. the russians are also speaking and they have said that while they do not want to use force, that they are willing to do so. some very strong language the russians clearly not backing down. i am curious that the ukrainian authorities have been urging their forces not to fire, not to provoke any action, are they still saying that? yes, absolutely. they do not want to get into a fight with the russians. we saw that very dramatic moment. when soldier
, ukraine on the brink. russian troops moving into the country while the rest of the world chooses sides. the new steps the u.s. is taking this morning and the key ally russia may have picked up overnight. >>> right now, brutal winter storm pummeling the east. millions waking up to snow and ice, being warned, stay off the roads. schools and offices shut down, thousands of flights already grounded this morning. our indra petersons is live tracking this latest winter storm for us. >>> and while you were sleeping, it ended, just minutes ago. hollywood honoring its best at the academy awards. we'll have the show-stopping moments and all the historic wins. good morning, everyone. a lot going on this morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it's monday, march 3rd. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. >>> let's begin with breaking news, the crisis in ukraine escalating by the hour. u.s. officials confirming russian forces have seized complete operational control of the crimean peninsula. ukraine's new government putting its own military on high alert, charging russia
to stop aggression by the russian federation against ukraine. there is still a chance. host: he is the ukrainian ambassador to the united nations. we have live coverage of the exchange yesterday on our website at meanwhile, this piece from the wall street journal offers their perspective. at work wonders if this is the start of a new cold war. he says it is pleasant to be proved right up to a point. with the body count rising in kiev square, illusions about who is russia are smoldering as well. i have been decrying the regime since its inception. i was one of the handful of foreign journalists who did not welcome the new era of stability to come. i feared where it might lead. the fanfare over the olympics masked the fears that are justified. george w. bush looked into his eyes and got a sense of his soul. others could see a man steeped in the values of the kgb. he held high office in the most gangster ridden city in russia. that is online at from the l.a. times, russia not backing off in the ukraine is the headline. from the pittsburgh post-gazette, russia f
in the ukraine. just moments ago, hundreds of demonstrators waving russian flags stormed a government building. the ukraine's new prime minister vigorously defended the legality. in ukraine with more -- peninsulasis on the is now also at see. these two ukrainian warships ships an, russian serious part of the fleet. the ukraine has accused russia of demanding the surrender of these antisubmarine and command ships. they have refused, there you can't -- ukrainian flag still waving. we count at least three russian ships not letting anyone in or out. they tried to force the surrender of ukrainian basis. but russia today continues to deny these shadowy forces are theirs. >> you do not have any power over them. they do not listen. >> russia says it has the right to defend its citizens while the u.s. and its allies accuse russia of invading the ukraine and are demanding the with drawl of their forces. class if russia does not choose to de-escalate, our partners will have no choice but to join us to continue to expand upon steps we have taken in recent .ays in order to isolate russia >> all diplomatic
county, derek ward, news4. >> thank you, derek. >>> we're keeping a close eye on the crisis in ukraine. angie goff has the latest. >> new video just into the newsroom of a crowd waving russian flags storming ukraine government headquarters. look at this new video. it's where ousted ukrainian president yanukovych lived. 2,000 people were gathered here before some peoe bypassed the police and broke into the building. the latest development comes as secretary of state john kerry meets with russia's foreign minister in paris. up until this point, hasn't appeared much headway was being made in kerry's mission to get russia to stay out of the ukraine conflict. earlier this morning, kerry and the british foreign secretary tried to get the ukrainians and russians at the same table, but russia didn't show. >> we are missing one member, and hopefully we'll be meeting this afternoon. and in the meeting happening now, kerry is expected to push his counterpart to withdraw troops from the crimea region, an act the president calls an invasion. meantime, vladimir putin continues to deny an intention t
ares starts right now. >>> fox news alert from the ukraine. fast- moving events. russian gun seized the government buildings. russia is giving shelter on the ukraine ousted leader and ordering surprise war games and u.s. sending a stern message to moscow don't meddle. will this be a tipping point and will moscow send in troops? >>> a new poll that reveals a tough fight ahead for the president and his party. i am bill hemmer. >> and i am alisyn camerota. a new york times cbs news poll find six in ten americans say they are disappointed in the obama president so. chris walla ce joins us now. is this the second term blues or obama care related? >> the answer is yes to both. obviously obama care is the main focus and you can see how unhappy people are for obama care. it is a tough year on a variety of issues that he failed to get his way with. and people are not happy with. it it is something troubling for republicans in this poll. while 41 percent approve of the president lowest number right after the roll out of obama care, when it comes to the generic poll, republicans lead but by on
between the russian and ukrainian officials. they are demanding ukraine surrender two wars >>> storm team 4 continues to track the winter weather, and veronica johnson is back in a minute about is to come in the hours ahead. but other headlines. >>> the united nations security koun sill is meeting behind closed door to talk about the crisis in ukraine. there are differ iing reports o whether russian navy ordered ukraine to remove their warships. russia denies the ultimatum. and president obama warned russia risks international condemnation. >> the condemnation around the world demonstrates where the world stands on this. >> and benjamin netanyahu is adding pressure for a middle east peace talk between the israelis and palestinians. president obama said that tough decisions have to be made before then. and netanyahu said that israel is doing but palestinians have not, and he has vow ed to do what he can to p protekt the israeli state. >>> and the eyes are in a courtroom in south africa where olympic winner oscar pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend. a neighbor said that h
region of ukraine. it all unraveled quickly over the last 72 hours. >> the russian federation constitute an act of aggression against the state of ukraine. >> that in response to russian president vladimir putin receiving authorities saturday from his parliament to use military force in ukraine. all the while, the spectacle continued. a mystery gunman with no insignias on their uniforms, patrolling the streets. >> where are you from? >> russia. >> from where in russia? >> it's not important. >> but it is important to nearly all of europe and the united states. president obama spoke to president putin calling on him to withdraw his troops. on sunday the situation seemed to get worse. they surrounded their naval operations base. asking the commander to hand over control. >> we've been ordered to defend the base he says, if anyone tries to force us to leave, we'll defend it and fight with our guns. >> in all some ten bases surround it. ukrainian troops inside the base appear to be russian troops on the youd sides. the stand-offs have been tense, so far there's been no loss of life. russia h
. >> parliament could vote for a new cabinet or prime minister. some in eastern ukraine, where russian ties are strong, are worried they'll be left out. >> nick schifrin reports from the russian border city, where the revolution is facing resistance. >> under the gaze of the man who founded the soviet union, ukraine's youth are playing an old game with new rules. this is a pro-russian city. the teenagers know that their team doesn't lead the government. there were rumours the lenin statue was coming down, as it did in half-a-dozen other states. they are ready to prevent that from happening. >> this is our history. nobody can destroy it. >> 17-year-old max says his heart is with russia. he knows ukraine's future is with the west. he's not really against. >> even great britain, you know... >> the western dreams scare an older generation that grew up soviet. these women interrupted our conversation to give max a ribbing. >> were you worried what he was saying, is that why you approached us? that's exactly why. this woman called over max demanding he tell her what he told us. she was worried t
the ability to fire at long ranges, also nearly twice as many as ukraine. even if russian troops just stay put in crimea and don't advance into eastern ukraine, they have a critical edge. >> they know the territory. they know the air space and the waters around. that's a huge advantage for the russian military. >> reporter: the russians have also improved key capabilities since their 2008 military incursion into the republic of georgia when their troops had some trouble communicating. the former president of georgia told "outfront" he thinks a demonstration of force against moscow might be needed. >> putin will stop at the entrance of our capital not only by resistance of georgians but huge unit by, but george bush sent sixth fleet. >> so far the obama administration is ring on diplomacy to keep the russian military giant at bay. for "outfront," barbara starr. >>> joining me now is the former nato supreme allied commander, general wesley clark. it's great to have you with us. i'm so glad you're here with me so we can look at the maps together. you're looking at the old iron curtain. u.s. offic
by the russian federation inside of ukraine. russia has an historic relationship with ukraine, including cultural and economic ties. any violation of ukraine's sovereignty and integrity would be deeply destabilizing, which is not in the interest of ukraine, russia or europe. it would represent a profound interruption. it would be a clear violation of russia's commitment to respect the independence and sovereignty and borders of ukraine and of international laws. and just days after the world came to russia for the olympic games, it would invite the condemnation of nations around the world. and indeed the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> there will be costs. president obama not pledging today to go it alone in a fight against russia over ukraine, but saying russia will effectively be crossing an international red line if they move militarily into another sovereign country. it kind of looks like russia is moving militarily into another sovereign country. crimea is a very pro-russian part of u
the russian parliament to send troops into ukraine. and the russians have seized control of the crimean peninsula without firing a shot. ukraine's government says we are on the brink of disaster and is asking the u.s. and europe for help. let's get the latest now from fox news national correspondent jennifer griffin. >> this could be the most dangerous situation in europe since the soviet invasion of czechoslovak czechoslovakia. president obama spoke with putin for 90 minutes saturday demanding mass he could withdraw the forces back to crimea. the offered to send international monitors to ukraine. they say thousands russian troops flooded into crimea, convoys left the naval base surrounding and disarming ukrainian forces yet the only real action about it u.s. is to threaten to pull out of preparatory meetings for a g-8 summit set to be hosted by russia in sochi this june. ukraine closed the air spas to noncivilian aircraft and withdrew the coast guard vessels from two bases. ukraine's frprime minister said his country is on the brink of disaster, warning this could be the beginning of w
to protect russians in ukraine. putin has denounced what he is calling an armed takeover. >> the definition of what has happened in kiev and in ukraine as a whole, there can be only one definition, it is an unconstitutional coup and a military seizure of power. nobody is arguing with that. who is arguing with that? legally, there is only one message to the president. it's clear he doesn't have power. >> that's understandable. i have already said this and i want to repeat that the legitimate president is, of course, yanukovych. >> standing buy in moscow >> reporter: this is a fascinating press conference and one that seems designed to puncture the image of vladimir putin and an image that is common currency in the west. there he was back in front of a select group of journalists and instead of starting with a fiery speech, he began by asking them what they wanted to ask him about. so when they asked him about yanukovych, he said that yanukovych is the one and the only rightful president of the ukraine and that yanukovych hadn't given the order. they asked about the possibility of being engag
of ukraine demonstrators who are holding russian flags and slogans urging support for crimea. among the demonstrators were volunteer with just come back from ukraine where they want to offer support. the kremlin meanwhile delivered a robust defence of rushes back to the crimea same brush with youth sports in ukraine only as a last resort. most educated russians have come out against russian president but the report the decision to axe the crimean peninsula president would erupt within a given a theatrical our long trip over to my scalp and a cute the united states and european union. these instigating if not carrying out the fremont protesting key at that altitude wanted former president victory on a private in another development ukraine's navy flagship forget. after the prosperous trade on tuesday having arrived in turkish territorial waters earlier in the day of enhancements like a is headed back to its home base of service will fall as tensions remain high in the crimean peninsula. the us next week. it's currently in breakwater not far away the i knew the routine use one g and
in the last few hours that paved the way for possible russian troops in the ukraine. >> 911, what is your emergency? >> tale of the tape. 911 calls from the four days of george washington bridge gridlock. what effect does this have on the probe into members of chris christie's administration. >>> a frantic rescue caught on tape after an avalanche roars through a neighborhood. why is one person calling it incredible anyone came out alive. >>> and wasted. the shocking numbers behind a new study on how much food americans throw away. >>> hello, everyone, it's high noon here in the east, 9:00 a.m. out west. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." breaking news out of russia, where the russian parliament has approved vladimir putin's request to use troops in the crimea region of ukraine. putin says the move is needed to protect a russian military base there, as well as ethnic russians living in the region. let's go to nbc's jim maceda with the very latest on this. jim, let's get the latest. are we seeing something that could be another cold war brewing here between the u.s. and russia, ultimatel
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